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contra costa. >> county fire officials say the defeat of a parcel tax last november leaves them no option. >> in oakland, police overwhelmed by a wave of gang killings. today the chief told us what he needs to turn the tide. and in marin county, a first=ever gun buyback program runs into an unexpected hitch. (male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now.empty fire stations in >> pam: empty fire stations contra costa county tonight. with not enough money in the budget - four fire-houses are now shut down. good evening, i'm pam moore. tonight - j-r stone is live where community members are expressing their concern. but, first grant lodes is standing by at the big board. to show us which areas are affected. grant? >> four stations close today in contra costa county. in martinez - station 12 on shell avenue. in lafayette - station 16 on los arabis avenue. walnut creek loses station 4 on hawthorne drive. and in clayton, station 11 on center avenue. kron four's j-r stone is live tonight in >> there is a community meeting that begins at 6:00 p.m. directly b
a smaller. that is because the payroll tax holiday is over as part of the economic stimulus plan. all americans sought a 2 percent cut in their social security payroll tax was dropped from 6.2 down to 4.2%. that tax cut was not renewed by congress of the tax credit back to where it was in 2010 so expected to 82% last in your take-home pay. >> we have some changes in the forecast here is erica. >> that is right it will get warmer as we transition into the weekend. we really does have to get through this morning because it is a cold start. it will be warmer this after no but let's look at some of the cold spots and the bay area. this entire list includes temperatures in the '20s. about zero is 27 degrees, 28 for vallejo in fairfield. concord 29 and to address will continue to drop because these are not even your morning lows. around sunrise are around 730 this morning freeze warning and frost advisory are in effect from the national weather service. i don't think eyes as much of a factor today because the air is so dry. there's no moisture to talk about. it will be a cold one but i do n
is smaller. that is because the payroll tax holiday is over as part of the economic stimulus plan. all americans sought a 2 percent cut in their social security if payroll tax. this drop from 6.2 social security if payroll tax. [ male announcer ] subway has so many heart-healthy and delicious meals certified by the american heart association. look for the heart check on your favorite subway fresh fit meals, from the tempting turkey breast & black forest ham with spinach to the protein-rich roast beef, and more. all five grams of fat or less. try 'em with juicy, ripe tomatoes, cool cucumbers or crisp green peppers. start your new year right with a heart-healthy meal at your neighborhood subway today. subway. eat fresh. new jobs are here, and by 2025, we could have millions more that demand qualified college graduates. many in the bay area. at devry university, our market-responsive bachelor's and master's degree programs can give you what you need to succeed in today's careers and the ones on the horizon. get the know how you need for a new tomorrow at our 4 bay area locations, online o
cut in social security taxes to expire, mean that social security taxes have increase thousand by 2%. economists anticipate the payroll increase tax hike will reduce u.s. house hold incomes by a collective $125 billion this year. >>> a another brutely cold night and into tomorrow morning. it is going to be freezing and below freezing once again. a look here at the pattern. we remain with the trough to the east of us. a ridge of high pressure to the west, but this ridge is slowly nudging east, and eventually, by midweek wednesday and lasting into the weekend, it will be overis, and that is going to bringis warmer weather. so warmer weather on the horizon, it's not going to be here in time for tomorrow morning. tomorrow morning very cold once again. lows sinking back into the 20s and 30s. if you're just joining us, freeze and frost advisories once again, freeze for our inland valley location,, that frost will be with you as you start the day, perhaps even a little bit of black ice. tomorrow morning 27 in santa rosa. upper 20s in concord. 27 in fairfield, freezing in san jose. below fr
ahead advertisers boost spending and that is helping google. >> phil mickelson is talking taxes instead of the fairways and why he's now apologizing for that. >> marine corps taking a different stance hours after saying beyonce lip synced yesterday. >> and new, at 4:30. >> in san ramone, how this piece of equipment is keeping this piece of low tech materials safe for you, and your family. we'll have a live report. >> trook taking a look at traffic here at 4 n:10. it's bumper to bumper, almost a dead stop going left to right. a lot better for folks on the right hand side of the screen heading towards 101 south. stay with us, more >>> marin county is using a new emergency alert system to let people know quickly when there is a dangerous situation, using alerts for any type of emergency that could affect residents, workers or students in marin, requiring people to register online beginning this saturday. the system only alerts people who might be affected by given emergencies. >> we only ed send it out to a specific location. we can see it on the map and different data points. >> volunteer
the fiscal cliff debate, congress allowed a temporary cut in social security taxes to expire, mean that social security taxes have increase thousand by 2%. economists anticipate the payroll increase tax hike will reduce u.s. house hold incomes by a collective $125 billion this year. >>> a another brutely cold night and into tomorrow morning. it is going to be freezing and below freezing once again. a look here at the pattern. we remain with the trough to the east of us. a ridge of high pressure to the west, but this ridge is slowly nudging east, and eventually, by midweek wednesday and lasting into the weekend, it will be overis, and that is going to bringis warmer weather. so warmer weather on the horizon, it's not going to be here in time for tomorrow morning. tomorrow morning very cold once again. lows sinking back into the 20s and 30s. if you're just joining us, freeze and frost advisories once again, freeze for our inland valley location,, that frost will be with you as you start the day, perhaps even a little bit of black ice. tomorrow morning 27 in santa rosa. upper 20s in c
because property tax revenues have dropped and a tax measure pick up the cost of those lost revenues was voted down. >> tickets for a san jose sharks at regular season finally go on sale in just a couple of hours from now. jackie sissel is live outside of h-p pavilion that we can finally reach brand of the shark tank. >> game tickets are going on sale today. i have video from yesterday or this sharks to add to the eyes for the first time and public. this is good news and the tickets go on sale today at 10:00 a.m.. most people will go on ticketmaster and that is the best way to do it. because of how cold it is most people most likely stay on the computer at home. you can also to aid the pavilion. they will be handing out numbered wristbands. at 830 they would be read and trying to find out will go first and then people could start buying tickets at 10:00 a.m.. you can't get up to the end tickets per game and eight games. here we are almost half way through january and there are many sharks fans in san jose and it is an exciting day. >> i bet any high tea is a good idea for the fans an
share of taxes but he's another elitist hypocrite when it comes to fair share of security. >> reporter: the white house had no reaction to this nra accusation. and the coming gun control fight the white house expects very intense resistance on capitol hill to a reinstatement of the assault weapons ban and limiting the weapon magazines and the president will fight both but nd the biggest on fight is putting nk y gun sales under backglownd checks.ates >>> the leading "time" magazine cover shows michael bloomberg, vice president joe biden and former congressman gabrielle giffords who survived a shooting two years ago. for more on the politics john for more dickerson joins us now, john good mor good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start first with this new nra ad which criticizes the president as an elite ihypocrite crit and brings the president's daughters into the fight.the fight. is this getting personal? >> well it's already been pretty personal, but, yes, this is -- this is a very incendiary i message to the nra members and also, though, it's trying to
expressing some political or religious expressions. most of the state tags that most of the tax status ban are vulgar and hateful as they fall in those categories? sound off on our kron4 facebook fan page so we could share them on the kron4 morning news. >> and woman waiting on the platform of madrid metro fainted and fell onto the tracks as the train approached. an off-duty police officers bring into action and jumped onto the tracks and dragged her to safety. passengers on the platform tried desperately to warn the driver and the train was able to stop in time. the woman made a full recovery! we will be right back. >> we are tracking hot spots in the traffic center fremont 84 southbound at thornton just passed a turnoff for the dumbarton bridge. a multi vehicle accident blocking more than one lane of traffic and really look at what it's doing to the drive time from a were down to fremont. from 92 to fremont boulevard 67 minutes. the conditions are actually worse than the censors would indicate because there is some wait- and-see here and it has not quite updated. it is read out there rig
enough money what you are losing in the 2% tax hike. >> very good tips. >> thanks. >> a bay area community gets a turn in the national spotlight. learn how a joke has sparked a facebook phenomenon. >> we are continuing to track the chill from the north bay to the south bay. current temperatures 48 in walnut creek and 50 in fremont. we have more on the frost advisory and freeze warning coming up. >> a new gel may help prepare damaged cartilage, helping you get back in the game. and may help to avoid certain surgeries. i will have it coming up. >>> the los angeles county coroner has revised the report for natalie woods, she had fresh bruises on her arm, wrist and neck that likely occurred before she drowned. they cannot tell whether they were made from an attempt to get back in the boat or from the dingy. >> president george h. w. bush is back home after a long stay in the houston area hospital. he had to stay longer than excepted to be treated for a cough. the 41st president is 88 years old. and this story making international headlines late this afternoon, lance armstrong has con
of the new year many will be wondering why. >> the check smaller. that is because the payroll tax holiday is over as part of the economic stimulus plan. >> all american saw a 2 percent cut in their social security payroll tax. which dropped from 6.2 down to 4.2. the tax cut was not renewed by congress, so the tax reverted back to where it was in 2010. so expect to percent less in your take- home pay. >> beverage co. coca-cola says, it must work with communities to fight obesity. >> the company's debut in this video on national cable news network. >> the two-minute video will encourage people to be mindful of calories and how can affect wait. >> the company says, the point is the video is to emphasize what coca-cola is doing to offer customers help the options. >> i will look a frost in thand freeze advisory warning coming up in my next report. i have never encountered such a burning sensation... until i had the shingles. it was like a red rash. like somebody had set a bag of hot charcoal on my neck. i had no idea it came from chickenpox. it's something you never want to encounter. for mor
was when the city council vetted against putting a tax on last november's ballot to help the police department's finances. chief moore said if he decided he didn't have the support of city leaders it was time for him to go. san jose has not decided on a permanent replacement for him. >>> story of an attempted kidnapping in san jose is thousand being called a lie. the child's mother confessed to making up the story. coming up at 4:45 what is expected to happen next in the case and reaction from the community. >>> the local cycling community is split on whether to believe lance armstrong's apology for using performance enhancing drugs. >> i made my decisions. they are my case. i'm sitting here today to acknowledge that and to say i'm sorry for that. >> armstrong's long awaited interview with oprah winfrey aired last night. after denying doping allegations for years he confessed to taking banned substances to win seven tour de france titles. some local cyclists watching the interview request questioned the motives. >> we race clean, we race fair because we love to do it. >> other cycli
that we will pass, we will have tax reform which many of my republican colleagues like but it's going to include revenues. >> the house is expected to approve the debt limit increase tomorrow. >>> the super bowl will be in new orleans, but police are getting ready for potential problems in san francisco. they arrested a dozen people in the mission district sunday as fans celebrated the 49'ers win in atlanta. most of them were for public intoxication. there were arrests for dui, assault and an outstanding warrant, no reports of vandalism. >>> not to get ahead, but why not? it's worth noting more than a dozen cities had multiple sports championships in a single year. but since super bowl era, only four. baltimore did it in 1970. pittsburgh in 1979. new york, the giants and mets winners in 1986, and in boston patriots and red sox in 2004. pretty elite company if everything goes according to plan. >> we'll have to see. we are our super bowl station. we want to see your 49'ers spirit. >> you've been sending us photos from home. you'll meet 90-year-o
$1.5 million a year. voters had a chance to save the stations but they rejected a parcel tax measure in november. >> the people that will be most impacted will be the people that live within the area where the stations are being closed. right now, we anticipate on average about a minute to a minute and 15 seconds increase in response times. >> in about 20 minutes fire administrators will meet with the community in lafayette to talk about the station that closed in that city. the meeting will be held at the veterans memorial building on mount diablo boulevard. >>> breaking news. yet another boeing 787 dreamliner has made an emergency landing. this latest problem in japan. the all nippon airways flight touched down at the airport after a cockpit message showed battery problems. the u.s. government is conducting a review to find out what caused those problems on several other 787s over the past two weeks including fire and a fuel leak. >>> proud to tell people -- >> what price would you pay to get a degree? coming up, how more bay area student
and labor. less the sales tax. there is no combination. i don't know where they got that number from. >> here being look yourself. we contact the company again, and it offered an additional $131.72. which brings total to $500 which is the amount specified in the contract. and in the future, she will leave the pool out of the home warranty. >> i'm just going to pay our pool servicing guy to do whatever he needs to could do. >> the bbb gives sensible home warranty a d minus rating. >> thank you. >> sure. >> we're following breaking news for you now in san jose two. children have been knit a crosswalk. >> they were riding or walking across the street east of king street. >> one bike is underneath the small suv. we have a crew at the scene and will update you at 9:00 and 11:00. >> and now, let's focus again on weather. and cold front its good beginning to ease up. clear skies tonight. the cold snap is winding down. look for sunny skies. it will be cool in northern parts of the state. highs into low to mid-50s. upper 60s in los angeles, mid-60s into san diego. tomorrow, after a chilly sta
apartments with boat slips, but only for the new tenants. . >> homes for people, tax revenue to our schools, and it'll be a really true asset to this community. >> think of something like this: developers claim they may let a few owners remain briefly, but some boaters are daring to be evicted. paul has been here 12 years. >> i'm staying because this is the state of california, the people's property right here. >> the state lands commission may some day reopen the outer marina, but as of midnight tonight, sailors, including ken hatch and salty jack, are more or less homeless. >> boating is an adventure, and it's on to the next adventure for us. >> occupy activists say at midnight they plan some sort of civil disobedience. john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the house passed a $50 billion measure to provide help to the victims of superstorm sandy but not without a fight. the final vote came late today, more than ten weeks after the storm. earlier conservative republicans try and had failed to cut the amount or offset the cost with spending cuts. money is slate today go to housing and repai
to a new tax revenue from proposition 30 as well as spending cuts. >>> the social media is buzzing about a possible announcement by facebook. janine de la vega joins us now from menlo park with more on a mystery event that is going to take place in just a few hours, good morning. >> reporter: good morning pam, we did see several news vehicles and as the morning goes on the area is expected to fill up and that's because at 10:00 a.m. facebook is anticipating a news conference to unveil something. we don't know what that something is just yet but they say come see what we are building. most people agree they are not talking about an actual building even though they are expanding their campus. some analysts are shooting down the idea of a phone because mark zuckerberg said a phone does not make sense. facebook is his top pry yourty and -- priority and he may unveil a search engine so users would not have to leave the facebook site. it has caused the facebook stock to end on a six month high on friday and the question is, will it live up to its hype. conferences have been pretty low key but
is upsetting. i hope she goes to jail for this. >> wasting tax dollars and government money. we sitting police officers. >> i think that it was all try to get attention it was not smart. >> when it happens for real, the police there will not take it seriously next time. >> reporter: the next-door neighbors saying that despite the will allow the daughters to play with the neighbors' children. despite that she lied to authorities and that the neighborhood can get together and develop a neighborhood watch program. san jose, phillipe djegal, kron 4 news. >> jacqueline: of we have been george warmer weather for the last couple of days. hopper'upper 50s-with even 60s in some areas. still mild in a number of locations. a cemetery man allegedly selling guns out of his home. dozens of students in the east bay by the east bay were possibly impacted by the noravirus. and how washington is getting ready for the pomp and circumstance of the inauguration on monday. ... [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or why it doesn't have to be an adventure to stick to your new year's budg
announcement. it sounds like a great deal but keep in mine, walmart will get big tax breaks and critics say what they are offering won't necessarily get vets back on their feet. call it a campaign for good will. in addition to touting everyday low prices, walmart is now offering jobs to veterans. >> i think this is really good news. >> reporter: lance frederick of the department of veterans affairs reiterates the sentiments. veterans make hard working loyal employees but he is concerned about the caveat to hire any honorably discharged veteran. it only applies within one year of active duty. >> i think that's unfortunate that they limit it like that. >> reporter: he says most vets first want to take advantage of the free education offered through the g.i. bill. after three or four years, you might have a vet who is now educated and ready to enter the workforce. >> certainly. when they come back you're a little out of sync with the civilian population it takes a while to get back into the swing of things. they are ready to go to work but they are not e
are protected by armed guards at their schools? mr. obama deman the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to fair shir of security. protection for their kids. and gun 43 zone for ours. >> experts say the provocative attack ad shows how emotionally charged and personal the debate of gun control is becoming. no comment on this from the white house tonight. >> mean time national rifle association is experience ago big spike in membership. more than 250,000 people have signed up in the last month. group says people are scared by new legislation restricting firearms. that may true but since december the nra is offering big discounts to john. life time membership usually cost 1,000 dollars. it's now 300. year worth typically runs 35. it's now just 20 dollars. >> still ahead tonight on abc 7 news at 9. san jose state big first step toward overhaul of college as we know it. find out how california trying to make higher education more affordable. that's not the right clip but you get the idea. >> eviction day at peninsula her borrow. appe
for the new tenants. >> homes for people, tax revenue to our schools and it'll be a really true asset to this community. >> reporter: think of something like this. developers claim they may let a few owners remain briefly but some boaters are daring to be evicted. paul suple has been here for 20 years. >> i'm staying because this is the state of california, the people's property right here. >> reporter: the state's land commission may some day reopen the outer marina but as of midnight tonight, sailors are more or less homeless. >> boating is an adventure and it's on to the next adventure for us. >> reporter: at midnight they plan some sort of civil disobedience. >> reporter: shares in apple fell today and kept falling. shared dropped below the 500 level closing at $485 at the close. that's a loss of more than 3% today and nearly 9% for the year. reports that apple has reduced orders for the iphone 5 parts have apparently scared off investors. the markets were mixed today on wall street. the dow gained 27 points the nasdaq lost six. it was dragged down by those apple shares, while the
. >> homes for people, tax revenue to our schools and it'll be a really true asset to this community. >> reporter: think of something like this. developers claim they may let a few owners remain briefly but some boaters are daring to be evicted. paul suple has been here for 20 years. >> i'm staying because this is the state of california, the people's property right here. >> reporter: the state's land commission may some day reopen the outer marina but as of midnight tonight, sailors are more or less homeless. >> boating is an adventure and it's on to the next adventure for us. >> reporter: at midnight they plan some sort of civil disobedience. >> reporter: shares in apple fell today and kept falling. shared dropped below the 500 level closing at $485 at the close. that's a loss of more than 3% today and nearly 9% for the year. reports that apple has reduced orders for the iphone 5 parts have apparently scared off investors. the markets were mixed today on wall street. the dow gained 27 points the nasdaq lost six. it was dragged down by those apple shares, while the dow was rallied.
and federal tax incentives that can bring the price down thousands. >> the fat cats on wall street can learn something from a house cat named orlando who was pitted against professional investors in choosing stocks last year to make the picks he threw his toy mouse on a board with options and he earned $800 compared to $470 for the pro's. >> if attitude is everything we can learn something from a newborn panda cub. check out this picture. a great way to start the day for the giant panda who is more eager to check out the world. he was fed by the handlers at the chinese conservation area. he is saying hello. >> we have breaking news in the east bay with the battle of a structure fire not far from ear. amy hollyfield has the latest information from the firefighters right now and we will check with her ahead. >> lance armstrong comes clean, the admission he now is making and what it could >> abc7 news starts right now with live breaking news. >> at 5:29 we follow breaking news. a pier fire. >> amy joins us live from the scene. what have you learned, amy? >> i tried to figure if you can see anyt
tax bills or directly to the garbage companies. officials estimate the collective savings to san jose taxpayers could range from several hundred thousand to $3 million. >> muni directors in san francisco have unanimously approved a $24 million contract to upgrade the transit agency's decade old communication system which involves improving nine metro stations with better platform displays and public dress system and monitoring the 26 power substations used for trolls and buses and light rail. there is will be a new broad band debt work to connect underground infrastructure which includes upgrading the extra patrol system. the work will take about a year and a half. muni awarded the contract to a fremont company. >> the maverick surf competition to, -- could, maybe, take place this weekend. organizers will know by friday or saturday if the conditions are right for surfing. if sunday is not a go they will keep watching. the window for the forecast is open until march 31. 25' is the minute but they prefer 30' or 40'. >> they prefer as big as they can get. >> they would still ride it at 1
or get tax breaks to hire people who live in the city. right now they only have to consider hiring san francisco residents. just consider that. >>> commuting in luxury during this mornings bart and ferry rides. think complimentary massages and gourmet treats. representatives will be pampering riders of the golden gate ferries and people at the powell, embarcadero, and montgomery bart stations. >>> the mavericks big wave surfing competition could be held in half-moon bay this sunday. organizers say there is a big swell coming but they won't know if the conditions are exactly right until about 48 hours before the event. spectators won't be allowed on the beach this year because of safety concerns. organizers say the best way to watch is online. >>> do you see a wave of traffic on 280 and 80? >> i like that. very creative. >> he's good. >> we're looking at the commute on 280 northbound. i always want to hear about this because it gets busy later. it looks good right now. i also want tory mind you there was a -- remind you there was a big rig that reports there were shots fired at his truc
show rooms. right now it starts at $39,000 before tax incentive. my son announced the price cuts this week. >> thank you, jane. >> we want did know what we should get from the atlanta mayor when we win the championship game? >> you mean the bet? we offer better stuff back in 1987, the baseball conference championships, between st. louis and san francisco, the radio station offered crab and we offered toasted ravioli, the station i was working at in stimulus. we always offer better stuff. >> what do you think? >> pitching your ideas on facebook this is from my wife, she she wine from california and boiled peanuts. boiled peanuts. our a salty cured ham or sour dough or peach cobbler. >> that is bett. >> more comparable. thanks for playing, everyone, keep it up on facebook. here is what we are talking about weather-wise, looking down and it is breezy and clear sky out there and live doppler 7 hd shows detecting the clear, dry air this morning and the fact that there are in clouds so a beautiful sunrise around 7:25 this morning and the temperatures, how should you dress before you le
cigarette taxes in the last dozen years. at least two bay area cities are doing well in the fight against smoking, the lunch association gave both san francisco and oakland b grades for their efforts. >> the flu spreads across the country, a study confirms important news for pregnant women. researchers have found that the flu shot is safe for mothers-to-be with no evidence that the vaccine increases the risk of losing a fetus. they say it could prevent some deaths of fetuses confirming what officials have been urging that pregnant women get the flu shot. the study is in the new england journal of medicine. >> if you have seen gloves or socks to make your skin softer, now there are spa denim jeans, with the legs feeler softer up to 15 days after you wear them the first time. they run $140, of course, and are available online. >> we made you read that story to see you sweat. >> i am a professional. i do this for a living. >> coming up next at 6:00, yelp, then for reviews on businesses, right? now the website is expanding with new information users can now get. >> we are following breaking n
sales tax measure on last november's ballot to help the police department with its money. moore says he decided if he didn't have the support of city officials, it was time for him to go. san jose by the way has not yet named a permanent replacement for chief moore. >>> 49ers fever sweeping the bay area. the team is one win away from the super bowl. ktvu janine de la vega is in san jose as fans gear up for the game. janine. >> reporter: we're here in downtown and one place that is expected to be packed with 49er fans is this sports bar on santa clara street. whenever the big games like this they usually bring in extra staff to happened l the crowds and make sure the beer is flowing. bay area fans have been stocking up on 49ers memorabilia. they plan on wearing their jerseys to cheer the team on when they take on the falcons on sunday. this is the second year in a row the niners made it to the nfc championship. they are one game away from playing at the super bowl in new orleans. we talked to fans this morning. >> i would love to go to a sports bar. so me and a couple buddies plan to wat
were reduced to part-time staffing. $6 million budget hole was blamed. voters reject add property tax measure to keep the fire stations open. no firefighters are laid off. tonight the meeting is held in walnut creek at the walnut heights elementary school. >> time to check the forecast. what did you have, mike? >> i have stop -- live doppler 7 hd that is out there. it has been ten dayses since we had measurable rain and it was not much. we have not had a good soaking this month not that tomorrow's will be but it will be something. the last three hours, notice how quiet. now, as we head into the afternoon hours, reno hits 50. and yosemite, 50, palm springs is 75 to 80! >> a live shot of the oakland bay bridge, we have an incident here that is now being cleared. i don't know if you can see the flashing lights, we had a stall and that bridge truck is there and clearing out of the lanes. you can see sluggish traffic headed westbound to the tunnel. so, slowing there at the bay bridge. north 101 ramp to northbound 680 in san jose, sometime with a stalled bus and a flare pattern blocking the
a risk to public safety. >>> many jobs and programs are being saved thanks to governor brown's tax initiative. they no longer plan to get rid of all librarian positions. art and music teaching jobs are being saved. they need to implement five furlough days and increase the personal income tax on high income earners and increase the sales tax for four years. >>> this is raising questions about who will inspect the construction work on the first section of california's high-speed rail system. the current plan calls for whoever lands the contract, construction will also have to hire the inspectors. and they will report to the rail authority but the engineer's union said will could be a conflict of interest. and independent inspectors are needed. high-speed rail officials said it will be rigorous and the agency will be able to add more inspectors if necessary. >>> san mateo transit district will buy new hybrid buses. they have been in service since the 1980s. sam trance said it will save fuel. >>> thousands of meat and poultry products are being recalled because of possible listeria co
. a consumer advocacy group says if coca-cola is serious about helping reduce obesity it will stop soda taxes. good morning, mary. >> good morning to you, natalie. wall street is bracing for earnings season which begins in ernest this week. among the companies reporting six dow components. among those reporting a number of nation's big banks. ben bernanke adding his voice to the debate over the debt ceiling. he thinks congress should raise it. it doesn't mean the government will spend any more money, merely that it will pay the bills it's already incurred. >> all right. mary thompson of the new york stock exchange, thanks. for a look at what is trending, what has you talking online. go fish. less is more for this angler who doesn't bother with any fancy gear. >> oh, my gosh! oh! >> ouch. well, of course that big tarpon might think it was the one who scored the catch of the day. tommy lee jones cranky expression has gone viral. and a picture comparing him to grumpy cat, who must be thinking, finally, someone gets me. >>> stumping the kitty is not so easy not with kiddo the cat who has mastered
a half cent sales tax measure on last november's ballot to help the police department's finances. he decided if he didn't have the spot of city officials, it was time for him to go. the city of san jose still hasn't selected a permanent replacement for chief moore. >>> the bar high lot on the tanker that sideswiped the bay bridge could lose its license. state agency is investigating captain guy's conduct. that is according to the san francisco chronicle. research by the san francisco examiner says he had the most documented incidents between 2009 and 2011. the january 7th collision caused more than $2 million in damage. >>> time now 5:34. sal is back. you are checking highway 4. the roads and bridges and everything. >> that is right highway 4 we will start there. we have a lot of slow traffic there early in the morning. but here in bay point it does look good. it's not all that bad yet in antioch. you will still be slowing a little bit. we're off to a decent start here. if you are driving to the bay bridge the traffic still looks good. yesterday we had a bad commute with a salt truck
the closures after voters rejected a property tax increase. >>> and the san mateo city council is ordering a convenience store to close just weeks after it opened. neighbors of the 7-eleven on north san mateo drive complained that it was on property that's zoned residential. the city council agreed and voted last night to shutter the door. an appeal is expected. >>> we're continuing to follow breaking news in the east bay. a fire in crockett. we are going to elizabeth with the very latest. >> okay, thanks, guys. yeah, it's a building fire in crockett right there along the waterfront in a residential neighborhood. and with us on the phone we just got fire battalion chief from crockett dean "columbo." thank you so much for joining us this morning. are the problems fighting this fire? -- are there problems fighting this fire? >> yes. we are having access problems. we are unable to put crews on the pier. it's an old pier. so we are trying to reach things from the shoreline. very difficult to get to the fire that's actually under the pier and still burn
tax increase. >>> the san mateo city council is ordering a convenience store to close just weeks after it opened. neighbors of the 7-eleven on north san mateo drive complained that it was on property that is zoned residential. the city council agreed and voted last night to shut the store down. an appeal is expected. >>> 6:09 now. the tanker that scraped a bay bridge tower last week made a sudden change in course right before that crash. the ship was on course to pass between the c and d towers on the bridge but the bay area news group reports it made a quick turn to the right to go between the d and the e towers instead and that's when it bumped the e tower. >>> settlements are expected in more than 300 claims against pg&e after the san bruno pipeline explosion that killed eight people. attorneys think those cases will be settled in the next three months as the utility hopes to avoid going to trial. already 120 cases have been settled through mediation. >>> and today lance armstrong confirmed what a lot of people have believed all along. >>
tax code. reform our schools and empower the citizens with the skills they need to work hard or learn more, reach higher. but while the means will change, our purpose endures. a nation that rewards the effort and determination of every single american. that is what this moment requires. that is what will give real meaning to our creed. we, the people, still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignitiy. we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of healthcare and the size of our deficit. but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the building this country and investing in the people that will build this future. for we remember the lessons of our past, when the years were af a child with a disability had nowhere to turn. we do not believe in this country freedom is reserved for the lucky or happiness for the few. we recognize that no matter how responsibility we live our lives, any one of us at any time may face a job loss or sudden illness or a home swept away in a terrible storm. the commitments we make to each other, thr
in many years and that was thanks to new tax revenue from proposition 30 as well as spending cuts. >>> oakland police investigating a shooting that seriously injured one man. it happened about 8:00 last night on crest avenue. neighbors say they heard about 30 rounds from what sounded likes an automatic assault rifle. the victim ran. he was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition. so far no arrests have been made. >>> well, oakland's police chief and the mayor, they are working now to stop the surge in violence. 11 people were wounded in shootings over the weekend, six people have been killed so far this year. the police are blaming a lot of the violence on a feud between rival gangs. it started when a young woman was killed last summer. since then, howard jordan says gangs have been responsible for about 90% of the violent crime. >> we know that's probably 1%, 2% of the population causing this violence. we're focused on them. chief jordan says the police department is already getting help from the chp. he plans to have more police academies and also add 70 officers.
on crime. but many tax ticks that braten is used for -- tactics that bratton is used for were voiced at the city council meeting. [inaudible] >> i say it's time we prosecute the police police -- the police -- [ applause ] >> reporter: the new plan includes hiring brat on -- bratton for $250,000. >> i would say the oakland police department's track record of brutality in murder in my eyes and oakland residents does not deem them fit to create a plan of violence -- rear duesing -- reducing. >> if you really want to hear what he has to say, why don't you buy his book on am ma zahn? [laughter] >> we have an obligation to treat people with dignity and respect and they have an obligation to treat the police with dignity and respect. it works both ways. >> reporter: the plan includes more funding for the police academy to train more officers, hiring 20 police service technicians as well as 11 alameda county sheriff deputies. all of these proposals came from two council members in the wake of the shootings in just an eight-day stretch that left six people dead. the public safety commission
with a very high risk. others, mostly south in san francisco do not show much danger. i could tax and engineers who made the list were looking for wood frame, older and shorter buildings. they say they have the most potential for collapse or sustaining damage during an earthquake. >> a live look the san mateo bridge and everything looks quiet in clear right now. >> as we take a look at the temperature is right now it is north of the shot that we are seeing very cold conditions. concord is at 28 degrees at the freezing mark and livermore. downtown san francisco and waking up to 44 so a mild start there. 43 in hayward and upper 30s in oakland. at 10 mi. of visibility at s f o and there or are no flight delays this morning. santa rosa the visibility is down to 3 mi. heavy fog also falls into the livermore at valley. keep a safe distance between you and the car in front of you. we applaud the contend with in the north bay and temperatures are a little higher this morning so there's more moisture in the air. the good news is later on today we are certainly looking to see an improvement
. and in light of our current state of the apartment with the lack of resources. it was taxing on all of us. people the corresponding to this investigation and more importantly to the public. >> reporter: this is from yesterday. these are pictures from the woman from the garage. she would not allow us this only as this close. they are not saying what the red flags were. but they say that this is an ongoing criminal investigation. the woman's name it has not been released and is not being and george. however, this case is being afforded to the district attorney. she could be facing charges of filing a false police report. they however, still that to take these cases seriously. reporting live in san jose, rob fladeboe, kron 4 news. also in the south bay, a new sketch of a man wanted for trying to snatch a child at a mall. more on the police search for this man - tonight at six. >> the flu has claimed the life of its first bay area resident this season. an elderly woman in santa clara county.. so far, there have been at least four other flu related deaths state-wide. one in sacramento, one in
. >> still ahead on kron 4 morning news a new study shows a drop in child as much taxed. how smoking laws could be a factor. koi??çóÑk?wç >> welcome back. new research finds that more children are being diagnosed with attention deficit hypehyper activity at this order compared to a decade ago. it is a 25% increase from 2001 to 2010. the proportion of 5 to 11 year olds are diagnosed with a-d- h-d increased to 3.1% in 2010. researchers say that better awareness of the condition among parents and doctorsroved access to health care may be behind the trend. increases were significant among whites, blacks, and hispanics, but did not changed significantly among asians, pacific islanders, and other racial groups over 18 year. a drop-in child asthma attacks could be linked to a smoke-free laws. according to a study done in england, there was a 12.3 percent fall in hospital admissions for childhood asthma in the first year after laws against smoking in enclosed public places and work places came into effect in july of 2007. similar anti- smoking legislation and the united states where it has al
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